Thorne Debenil helps maintain blood sugar levels as well as protect nerves, blood vessels, eyes, and kidneys. Gymnema sylvestre supports already normal blood sugar levels. Momordica charantia (bitter melon) supports glucose utilization and depress glucose synthesis in the liver. Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) contains flavonoids that support ocular tissue. These flavonoids and quercetin strengthen blood vessels and help maintain healthy connective tissues. Quercetin also inhibits the conversion of glucose to sorbitol, which can otherwise accumulate in the lens of the eye and in the kidneys and nerves. Lipoic acid can significantly reduce lipid peroxidation of nerve tissue. Chromium picolinate and vanadyl sulfate are included to help maintain already normal hemoglobin A1C levels. In supporting eye health, the anthocyanoside flavonoids in Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) are supportive of retina health. Lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant in both water-soluble and fat-soluble mediums. It has been found to inhibit an enzyme that decreases the production of sorbitol.
Recommended use: Take 2 capsules, 3 times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.